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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:46 PM
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Breeders' Cup Heats Up
Starting to get Breeders' Cup fever over here and even getting the chance to write up a story for the paper I work at (believe me, a nice change of pace, so to speak) ...
Here's my article rough draft (rather rough) that pretty much settles many, if not all, of my thoughts on the Saturday races at Churchill:

In a year when the specter of a hobbling, injured Barbaro so painfully soured the nations image of horse racing, now more than ever racing needs superstars to come forward on the track.
Todays Breeders Cup run at Churchill Downs should give us a chance with a Classic showdown long awaited: the hard-knocking ex-claimer Lava Man versus the scintillating three-year-old sensation Bernardini.
Bernardini, you may or more likely may not recall, is the horse that won the day Barbaro went down in the Preakness Stakes. Since then, the Tom Albertrani steed hammered opponents in the Jim Dandy and Travers Stakes, as well as the Jockey Club Gold Cup against his elders.
Each time, hes cruised home easily -- barely asked for his best, winning by open lengths. Honestly, the dominance of a Secretariat is not far from what hes shown, but Bernardinis competition has been suspect into the late summer and fall.
His performances, though, evoke what the great thoroughbreds conjure: absolute awe.
Billed as an East Coast versus West Coast showdown, the Classic is also the test of Bernardinis mettle and Lava Mans ability to carry his form outside of California.
Lava Man, a five-year-old gelding whom, barring injury, we should see racing next year (unlike Bernardini, whos likely for sirens call and bank account of the breeding shed), has rattled off seven consecutive victories at speedball tracks like Santa Anita, Del Mar and Hollywood Park.
Like Bernardini, hes a descendent of legendary Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, though his history is less illustrious than the Sheik Mohammed-owned adversary.
Claimed for $50,000 just two years ago, Lava Man has shown a gritty turn of foot at the final turn in this years races, a sign of his heart and determination. A true professional, he puts his head down low in the stretch and enjoys his victories.
Hell need that heart today.
Bernardini is, according to the Beyer speed figure averages, several gears speedier, though the top figure between the two was reeled off by Lava Man last year.
Much will depend on how the pace unfolds. Expect Lava Man to be fairly close to the pacemaker if hes not the one setting opening clips with Bernardini a few lengths behind.
The timing of their moves into Churchills famed stretch will make much of the difference, and though Bernardini could be the best three-year-old since Spectacular Bid, he hasnt been challenged in the eyes by the likes of Lava Man.
History could be written by how he responds to or wilts against those eyes, and by how much stamina Lava Man has in the tank after a long and lucrative campaign this year.
Should those two falter or the race unfold unexpectedly, horses like the European shippers David Junior or, in particular, George Washington have a great chance with their class. Transferring that class to dirt will be the great question, but Euro horses like Sakhee and Giants Causeway have almost gotten it done in recent years.
Invasor, a four-year-old who ran in South America last year, is almost as fast as Bernardini, though time off may have compromised his readiness.
Lawyer Ron, who most recently finished second in the Super Derby down in Bossier City, La., and won the Arkansas Derby in the spring at Oaklawn Park, is entered under the guidance of new trainer Todd Pletcher. Well see if Pletchers multi-million dollar hands can get Lawyer Ron to relax.
Here are some other thoughts and conjectures (but not necessarily betting recommendations to follow) on the rest of todays Breeders Cup card:
- Juvenile: Scat Daddy should be the post-time favorite, but its an out-of-the-stratosphere, late-running youngster like Circular Quay whos the most fun. D. Wayne Lukas Pegasus Wind could surprise. This handicappers early Kentucky Derby horse -- named Nobiz Like Shobiz -- is wisely bypassing the race.
- Juvenile Fillies: Dreaming of Anna is undefeated and fast, while Cash Included also headlines a relatively lackluster bunch.
- Filly & Mare Turf: Ouija Board is a glorious, gutsy world traveler (go find a video Online of her Nassau Stakes win), but she could be beat by the newcomer Wait a While, whos giving every indication shes a super freak. Though less celebrated, Film Maker is always nipping at a win here.
- Sprint: The California invader Bordonaro has incredible speed and the younger Henny Hughes has show admirable consistency, but it might be a classy veteran like Pomeroy who steals this one.
- Mile: Aragorn has shown absolute dominance in the U.S. this year but theres a strong European contingent led by Librettist, Araafa and Echo of Light. If she finds room for her whirlwind late run, Gorella is the pick here to barrel down the lane for a win.
- Distaff: A deep field without a standout, Round Pond looks like a good bet to improve in her third start back after a layoff. She won the Azeri Breeders Cup at Oaklawn earlier this year. Regional favorite Happy Ticket and her beautiful, big bold blaze has a win at Churchill this year, but she may be overmatched.
- Turf: Coming up a little thin this year, this endurance test on the turf is a bit surprising since the American horses may have an edge on the Europeans, though Hurricane Run will always be dangerous even if his form is falling. English Channel and Cacique could be ready for their best.
After a dramatic year in which Barbaro went from near-Triple Crown lock to the emergency room and then straight into the hearts of millions, these races and the Breeders Cup Classic Powered by Dodge should only provide more drama.
And thats as it should be, if they all come home safe.


** What's your thoughts on the Breeders' Cup, folks? **
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 07:42 PM
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1. Nice article aaronbees...
I'm rootin' for Lava Man and Henny Hughes.

I'll be posting my Guaranteed Lock Pick 6 bet on Saturday morning. Maybe we can all get rich.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 12:32 PM
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2. Thanks, Sid, I'm jazzed for the races
If anyone wants to throw down their picks, there's good info. at www.breederscup.com . Equibase is giving free PP's there -- click on each division and then on a horse's name in the field listing and there ya go.

Saw some footage of Ouija Board on the track and she looks like a million bucks. I'm rooting for Lava Man all the way and will make him my pick, but he's got a tough test.

Already changing my picks from this article and will put them up Friday night. :)

Heh, here's to gettin' rich! :P

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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 12:40 PM
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3. The Classic is the best is has been in years.
This is a good field. In some past years I couldn't get excited about
this BC, but this year I'll be glued to the tube all day.

My husband doesn't think Lava Man will be on the board. But I think
that Bernardini will have to work for a win tomorrow - something he
has not had to do so far in his career. These tough old boys will not
fold up at the quarter pole like in his past races. Lava Man will be
hanging on him through the stretch, I think.

I also think an upset is possible in the sprint. Henny Hughes is
really talented, but he also is going up against monster older horses
for the first time.

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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-03-06 10:24 PM
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4. I sure hope LM hangs on tough ... *and my final picks*
and at least makes Bernardini fight -- if he does that, I'll be happy. Lava Man's got a lot going against him but he's a gritty runner; from what I've heard and seen, he's shipped well so no excuses. I'm fairly keen on the Euros in the Classic but that's just a gut feeling -- no rhyme or reason. Would be nice to see George Washington, bred by the Jacksons, run well here. It's an outstanding field.

Been watching replays of Tiznow's Classic victories and that's been getting me in the mood for it all.


I'm kinda with ya on the Sprint and like Siren Lure to get in late. Ouija Board's my best bet of the day.


Final Picks-->
Juvenile Fillies: Cash Included
Juvenile: Circular Quay
F&M Turf: Ouija Board
Sprint: Siren Lure
Mile: Gorella
Distaff: Pine Island
Turf: Hurricane Run
Classic: Lava Man
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 08:07 AM
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6. My Picks.
Juvenile Filly - Octave
Juvenile - Scat Daddy, Circular Quay
F&M Turf - Ouija Board, Wait A While
Sprint - Henny Hughes, Too Much Bling, Bordonaro
Mile - Araafa
Distaff - Pine Island
Turf - Hurricane Run
Classic - Bernardini, Premium Tap

Pick 6 - 2&7, 4&6&9, 3, 2, 7, 2&3
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 04:51 AM
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5. Rooting big time for Bernardini
The sport loses badly if Bernardini fails. Friends of mine who don't follow horse racing at all are excited to watch Bernardini tomorrow, based on hype on ESPN before the Louisville/West Virginia football game. My parents have emailed me with similar anticipation, asking me about Bernardini's previous races and running style.

Any other outcome and this drops from a Grade 1 sports story to allowance. That's not even an exaggeration. Racing will care, and remember the winner, but the sports media and average fan won't.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 09:04 AM
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7. I'm rooting for Bernardini also,

but, he will have to work for it. If he wins today, he is really in
a class by himself.

I hope my husband is right. He thinks the others can't warm him up.

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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 10:08 AM
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8. Lava Man makes the Front Page of USA Today.
From USAToday.com:
Blue-collar horse takes on blue bloods

MARICOPA, Ariz. Head 25 miles south of Phoenix, past the cornfields and the bustling Ah-Chin Casino. Go through the one-stoplight town of Maricopa, take a left onto a telephone-pole-lined dirt road right out of the 1940s, and you'll run into a rose farm in full fall bloom.

Kenly Farms, 1,800 sprawling acres of roses, cotton and wheat, is in the middle of nowhere and the home of the part-owners of Lava Man, racing's Cinderella horse. He's been in claiming races, ones in which a condition of entry is an owner's willingness to sell the horse for a preset price to anyone deciding to buy him. The prices "tags," they are called in the business range from $1,000 to $100,000. Two years ago, Lava Man was claimed for $50,000.

On Saturday, the 5-year-old gelding will be in position to solidify his position for Horse of the Year honors and add the winner's purse of $2.7 million in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Classic to his already bulging bank account. Coming into the race, the richest and arguably one of the greatest claimers in racing history has already earned $3.7 million for his new owners.

California bred, he is the dream horse of Steve, Tracy and Dave Kenly, owners of Kenly Farms, and partner Jason Wood. It's a tag-to-injury-to-riches tale Steve Kenly calls a "better story than Seabiscuit," the 1930s long-shot champion who captured the hearts of the country during the Depression after recovering from a stumbling start and serious injury.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/horses/breeders/2006-11-...
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 12:09 PM
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9. Hi everyone!
:hi:

I haven't been following racing that much this year; the Barbaro and then the Horatio Nelson incidents just left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I just needed a bit of a break. Plus lots of personal changes, so it's been quite a summer...

But I was looking forward to BC day - and then found out it's not being televised here. Bah! x(

I'll just give my picks for the turf races:

F&M - Ouija Board, Satwa Queen
Mile - Araafa, Librettist
Turf - Hurricane Run, Red Rocks



Good luck to all, and may they all come home safe. :-)
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:21 PM
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15. Nice to see you
Totally understandable to take a break. :party: I'm officially in love with Ouija Board now.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 02:15 PM
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17. Hi aaronbees!
I'll have to wait to see the videos online. :(

I can't believe it's not being televised here. Perhaps on digital cable, but that's not what most of us regular shmucks have. :cry:
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 03:22 PM
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19. You could have come over to my house to watch nt
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 04:02 PM
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20. Dang!
Not enough time to catch a flight and watch THE race of the day (for me, it's always the turf).

Thanks for the offer, though, jakefrep! :hi:
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 12:21 PM
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10. Anybody see that rail move by Street Sense in the Juvenile?
Edited on Sat Nov-04-06 12:23 PM by jakefrep
Wow...just, WOW!
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:03 PM
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11. Ouija Board!!!
So classy!

Impressive efforts by both Street Sense and Dreaming of Anna ... nice to see the latter carry that form back to dirt. Street Sense's move was super ... could he break the "jinx"?
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:17 PM
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12. Who won the Juvenile colts?
I fell asleep and missed that one.

And, hello, u4ic!!


:hi:
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:19 PM
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13. Street Sense nt
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:19 PM
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14. Street Sense
by half the dang stretch! Very impressive win. :)
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 01:52 PM
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16. Thanks, guys
They just showed the stretch run of that race before the Sprint.

I'm so glad for Nafzger.

That was an incredible performance.


I didn't think Henny Hughes would do it today. Three year olds
don't win this race.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 02:17 PM
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18. Hi Old Broad!
:hi:
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 04:43 PM
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21. Invasor: He's the Best
Great race by the winner.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 05:06 PM
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23. Yes he is
Incredible -- knew he was tough but was doubtful after his time off. Hats off to Kieran, an absolutely masterful training job to get him ready! What an interesting journey Invasor's had in the last year.

When Bernardini loomed like that, I thought it was over. Maybe Javier moved a bit soon? That said, Invasor's the better horse and HOY indeed. I'm bummed about Lava Man, but hope he runs back well next year. Bro Derek hung tough.

Sad turn of events for Pine Island. :(

Not one winner for Pletcher.

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 04:55 PM
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22. I KNEW IT!!!
I had a hunch about Red Rocks...like last year when I couldn't get past Shirocco, I couldn't get past him. I shoulda bet!!! http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 10:12 PM
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28. I clearly bought the Hurricane Run hype
... and I was quite disappointed Shirocco didn't make it back this year. Glad I didn't bet; would've lost a ton of $$$. :P
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 10:33 PM
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30. I thought perhaps
Hurricane Run, while not at his best, still might be the best in the field - after all, his competition in Europe was very tough this year.

But my gut was screaming Red Rocks. His form was improving, and he finished a close second to the eventual Arc winner (in September, as I recall). I thought the St Leger distance might have been a bit much for him...that a mile and a half was better for him (he's by Galileo, but his bottom half is pure speed).

Always trust the gut feeling, eh? ;-) :hi:
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 05:12 PM
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24. Invasor will the Horse of the Year.

I hope they don't retire Bernardini.

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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-04-06 10:30 PM
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25. It didn't look like the same Bernardini today
Edited on Sat Nov-04-06 10:35 PM by Awsi Dooger
I had the same impression as the trainer, that after about 3/8 he simply didn't look right. The break was ideal but once he briefly got stuck behind a few horses on the first turn I thought he was sluggish, and less relaxed than typical. At that point I wasn't sure he would be a factor in the stretch.

No doubt Bernardini was moved too soon but I doubt it would have been the opposite result, not against the caliber of Invasor. Funny, the other day I told my dad I thought Invasor had a big chance, much better than Lava Man, but after reading Andy Beyer's damn column and emphasizing the layoff, he talked me out of it. I always do much better when I ignore Beyer's columns. His books and figures are great.

I hope they don't retire Bernardini but I never get my wish in that regard, for logical $$$ reasons.

How good is Discreet Cat, if he toyed with Invasor?
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 04:06 PM
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27. I picked Bernardini on top
even though my gut told me he was going to get beat.

He had never been in a dog fight before yesterday. He
made his early move against much inferior three year olds.
Even a brilliant three year old rarely beats these Grade I
older horses. They are bigger and stronger and have been
battle tested. I was hoping that Bernardini was so talented
that he pull it off - but he was beat by a truly good older
horse.

I think the Arabs will keep him in training.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 06:49 AM
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26. I agree. He will be HOY.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 10:29 PM
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29. I hope they keep him around too
Perhaps his loss will move the Sheikh's competitive nature to keep him on the track ... can you imagine a Dubai World Cup w/ him, Invasor, Discreet Cat and maybe Jazil? Though he got chinks in his armor yesterday, somehow I feel more affection for Bernardini now that he's mortal. I bet he learned something out of that race.


Some final BC thoughts:

Watching Pine Island go down really took away any emotional investment in the rest of the day for me and, frankly, makes it hard to keep watching the sport. That was horrific, and a real shame for the Phipps folks.

There's already talk about sending Dreaming of Anna to the Kentucky Derby but dang, just getting her to run next year would be good, given what's happened to Juvie filly champs recently.

Ouija Board's scheduled to run two more times this year; truly, one of the greats.

Invasor is HOY and Bernardini 3-year-old champ ... no debate on that.

Trevor Denman's race calling was really really bad, and I usually like him but he's not right for the BC. He totally missed Street Sense pulling away and Pine Island's breakdown, and honestly I can't remember a single turn of phrase he used dramatically.

ESPN's coverage was mediocre, but I imagine it will improve. They needed to bring back the post parades; it's an essential tradition.

Next year ... Monmouth!
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 10:41 PM
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31. I agree about Denman
The videos were up online, and I watched them finally. I can't believe he missed Pine Island going down. I'm not a big Durkin fan, but Denman wasn't up to the challenge.

There were no post parades shown??! Yikes.

I wish they would have put Ouija Board in the Turf - I bet she would have got it. I miss the high profile fillies and mares in that race.

This has been such a horrific year for high profile breakdowns...sometimes I wonder if I can keep on watching... :(
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 11:10 PM
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32. They showed the Classic post-parade
but I think that was it, IIRC, and footage of horses loading into the gates. When introducing the horses in the other races they did so w/ video footage and bad hard rock music ... bleh.

Durkin makes his fair share of mistakes and seems a little lazy and too grandiose sometimes, but he at least has a sense of drama ("Tiznow fights on .... and TIZNOW WINS IT FOR AMERICA!!!") that is appropriate for great events. Denman is good for SoCal, as is Lava Man apparently ;) :(

I think you're right on Ouija Board ... she would've been tough there; I wasn't overly impressed w/ any of those cats in the Turf. Will Red Rocks race next year? He looks promising. Go withe your gut, indeed.

I agree on your last point, but damn the horses keep drawing me back; Polytrack and even better synthetic surfaces can't come soon enough for me. I'm already daydreaming about the Dubai World Cup. Pine Island was really a charmer.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 12:32 AM
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33. I was shocked at Denman
Edited on Mon Nov-06-06 12:33 AM by Awsi Dooger
I swear, in the juvenile I thought he was going to miss Street Sense completely and call the place horse the victor.

When they showed Pine Island's fall I quickly searched my memory in dismay and wondered if I'd missed that during the call. Denman mentioned the other horse pulling up, but nothing about Pine Island. I had to rerun my tape to verify that.

In early '84 I was attending Santa Anita regularly and Denman was a revelation as a newcomer, calling the secondary races. He had greater anticipation and more unique phrases than anyone I've ever heard. Denman is still young enough but I've sensed for years that he's not what he used to be.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 05:34 PM
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34. Bernardini AND Henny Hughes retired
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 08:11 PM
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35. I saw that also...
I also see Street Cry's stud fee jumped to 50k. The Maktoums had a good day last Saturday.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 10:47 PM
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36. As for Bernardini
I guess the hope is to make little Kentucky Derby hopefuls. I think if they raced Bernardini at 4 and he was successful, they could've made a lot more than $100,000 a pop.

I don't quite understand the thinking on Henny Hughes though.

A real shame, but how many times have we said this before? Oh well.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-08-06 07:36 PM
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37. We sold our 3 YO trotting colt in September...
Since then he has finished last, last and next to last. Last night he went off at 52-1 and pulled away from a 2-5 favorite for the win.

Hurray, Mick!
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